The first thing that we do in the morning is to grab a newspaper or read news stories on the internet. Now, there are tons of ways to read the latest news on the internet. We can do this via Google News or Twitter/Facebook or any other social media applications. However, you might agree that the majority of the news found on social media is depressing. Though we might add that there are still good things happening in the world. But we are unable to read those as we are bombarded by negativity all-around.
If you think that newspapers are better than that’s not the case as well. Newspapers also have a majority of news which is depressing such as crime reports or reports of corruption. This gives us a bad mood and if it is in the morning when the day is ruined. Thus, it is advisable that you must read positive news to start your day and then read the negative reports too which are needed to stay up-to-date.
Having said that, a question must have risen up in your mind. The question must be how to find the source from where we can get all the uplifting news for the day. Well, we have got you covered and have brought some really good sources. We have listed the best places where you can read/hear about the positive and uplifting news. What are you waiting for? Just read the article and pick your good news source from the list.
First up it is a website which is literally named NotDepressing.com. As the name suggests, the website does not have depressing news at all, it will show only the finest good news. Instead, you will find all the uplifting and positive news from around the world in one place. This website is a news aggregator and you will be redirected to different websites for reading the news. It is one of the finest sources of reading positive news across the world in one place.
Similar to NotDepressing.com, r/UplifitingNews is another great source for positive news. First of all, it is a subreddit found in one of the world’s best sites, Reddit. Therefore, the quality of the news you will find is top-notch. Also, the subreddit is very active as well so you can discuss the news with other redditers too. If you want to have a taste of how many people there are out there who want positive news, r/upliftingnews has 14.2 million subscribers. Out of these, there are 2800+ users currently online at the time of writing this article.
GoodNet is next up in our list of sources where you will find the world’s positive and uplifting news. On this website, you will not only find articles but media as well. This includes photos, videos, and related media. Keep in mind that unlike NotDepressing and r/upliftingnews, GoodNet writes their own content which is unique to their website only. You can find various sections on their menu. Based on your interests you can read about people, planet, innovation, good news, good action, and good media.
4. Sounds Good (Podcast)
GoodGoodGood is trying to start a physical newspaper that only reports positive news. For that, they have launched a Kickstarter project to acquire funding for the same. Till that comes into action, we can still listen to their podcast which is named as Sounds Good.
As this is a positive and uplifting podcast, Branden Harvey, podcast’s host interviews someone every week who is making a positive change in the world. You just need to download a good podcast app such as Google Podcasts which is available for Android/iOS and listen to the podcasts by searching “Sounds Good”.
5. Articles from “Solutions Journalism” on Google Assistant
Another way to read positive and inspiring news is directly from the Google Assistant. Yes, Google has recently announced that you can now search for positive news by asking the Google Assistant. All you need to do is say “OK Google, tell me something good.”. After this, Google Assistant will pull up articles from the Solutions Journalism Network. It is basically a network which aggregates positive news from around the web for you.
6. Goodnews (Chrome Extension)
Last, but not the least, on our list is a Chrome Extension which can be used on Google Chrome for Windows or macOS. All you need to do is click above and you will be redirected to the Chrome Plugins store. After that, add the plugin to Chrome and you are ready to read positive news.
With this Chrome extension, you will read a new positive news article whenever you open a new tab. Similar to other websites, this chrome extension also finds articles from different websites and links them with proper credits. We can also click on the link to visit the site for reading about the article in detail.
TED is a very popular non-profit conferences shows for spreading ideas. These conferences spread the best of the best Ted talks which are eventually positive. There are several celebrities, scientists, Enterprisers and many more contributed in the Ted. They revealed their secret success ideas, positive stories and every detail of a successful person. The speakers include Julian Treasure, Brene Brown, Robert Waldinger, Pranav Mistry and many more.
8. The Huffington Post: Good News
If you are a daily news addict and you want only good news from them, try The Huffington Post: Good News. This service filters only good news from its daily news feed. If you want to turn your bad mood into a good one, try the Huffington Post Good News.
With the above list of sources to read positive or uplifting news, we are sure that you will have a great start to your day. This news can also have a very positive influence on you as a person as well. On reading the articles, you might get inspired to help someone in need because, after all, “Sharing is Caring”.